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harvest fly

noun

dog-day cicada

[dawg-dey, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌdeɪ, ˈdɒg-/
noun
1.
any of several cicadas of the genus Tibicen, that have distinctive songs commonly heard during July and August.
Also called harvest fly.
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  • Another instrumentalist to hear is the big cicada or “harvest-fly.”

    Summer Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Who does not remember the shrill roll-call of the harvest-fly?

    Excursions and Poems Henry David Thoreau

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